Resident Artist (2008-2009 Lormina Salter Fellow)
Yoshi Fujii is a resident artist, instructor, and gallery manager at Baltimore Clayworks. Yoshi, from Fukuoka, Japan, moved to U.S. in 1996 and received a B.A. in Foreign Language and a B.A. in Anthropology in 2000 from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, he received a B.F.A. in Sculpture with an emphasis in Ceramics in 2002 and an M.A.T.L. in English as a Second Language in 2003. After a residency in Natchez, MS, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned his M.F.A. in Ceramics in 2008. He was selected as a recipient of the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellowship and invited to become a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks, and he also received 2010 Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development for his 10-week residency at Tainan National University for Fine Arts in Taiwan. He shows his work in national and international exhibitions and competitions, and won several awards.